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We chose this cruise to go to Southeast Asia and particularly the ports advertised. we found the cruise terribly disappointing. Princess misrepresented the times in ports. because of terrible tendering services the port times were very short in ports where the vessel anchored out. The food service and entertainment were disappointing. The quality of the meat was poor, and the meat tough. good entertainment was nonexistent. the internet service was expensive and very slow. the chocolate was good. waiters should have had more training. never saw ships officers around ship. In Bali, one tender went aground, then 2 other tenders were sent to help. the ship should have compensated for this to allow passengers to extent the sailing time so passengers could have a reasonable time ashore. no they kept the sailing time as posted, but really didn't sail till hours later. being a naval architect, and having worked on designing cruise ships and their cruises, I found this cruise particularly disappointing

Terrible tendering and misrepresentation of port time

Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by wayger88

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We chose this cruise to go to Southeast Asia and particularly the ports advertised.

we found the cruise terribly disappointing. Princess misrepresented the times in ports. because of terrible tendering services the port times were very short in ports where the vessel anchored out. The food service and entertainment were disappointing. The quality of the meat was poor, and the meat tough. good entertainment was nonexistent.

the internet service was expensive and very slow. the chocolate was good. waiters should have had more training. never saw ships officers around ship. In Bali, one tender went aground, then 2 other tenders were sent to help. the ship should have compensated for this to allow passengers to extent the sailing time so passengers could have a reasonable time ashore. no they kept the sailing time as posted, but really didn't sail till hours later.

being a naval architect, and having worked on designing cruise ships and their cruises, I found this cruise particularly disappointing
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Balcony
Cabin BD a738
good cabin, small balcony
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